Our patient Tim shares his story about his new teeth.

Dental Implants to Replace Missing Teeth

Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that are made of titanium. Dr. Kinsey surgically places the implant in the jaw bone. and replacement teeth are attached to the implant, offering greater stability and durability. With proper care, dental implants are stronger and durable enough to last for many years.

The top 5 reasons for dental implants include:

– Replacing one or more missing teeth without affecting the surrounding teeth

– Restore your smile

– Correct bite problems and joint pain caused by shifting teeth

– Restore normal speech and chewing

– Support a bridge or denture for improved security and comfort

The best solution for restoring missing teeth depends on several factors. The best place to start is with an appointment at Palencia Dental. Dr. Kinsey can examine your teeth and recommend the best treatment option for you.

The Dental Implant Process

Dental implants take a few visits to the dentist over a period of several months, The process begins with impressions and x-rays of the jaw and teeth. This is done to determine the gum tissue, bone, and spacing for the implant. After the area is numbed, Dr. Kinsey will surgically place the implant into the jaw bone. It can take up to six months for the implant to heal and integrate into the bone. In some cases, a second surgery may be needed to place the post that will hold the artificial tooth in place. Other implants have the post and anchor already attached, so they can be placed in one procedure.

After the area is fully healed and the implant is fused to the jaw bone, Dr. Kinsey will fit the artificial teeth to the post. More than one fitting may be needed to get the best fit. The artificial teeth are attached to the implant to restore your smile. You will be given instructions to care for your implant to improve longevity.

If you are looking for a dentist for dental implants in St. Augustine, Call Palencia Dental today at (904) 826-4343 to schedule an appointment.